More than 500,000 babies a year are now born prematurely, a 30 percent rise in the last twenty years. CNN reports that this has translated into more than $26 billion a year in added healthcare costs.
Researchers are calling for more studies on premature babies because, frankly, doctors do not always know what causes preterm births or how to prevent them. Doctors do know, however, that the following characteristics put babies at higher risk for premature birth:
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